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Scene75 Entertainment is Available for Holiday Parties

11/15/2017

Scene75 Cleveland's 80,000 square-foot venue features a full-service restaurant, two bars, an indoor electric go-kart track, a two-story laser tag arena, 18 holes of black-light miniature golf, more than 110 video and prize redemption arcade games, six mini-bowling lanes within a boutique lounge, bumper cars, a 4-D theater complete with motion seating and special effects, a bouncing inflatable arena, a laser maze, several private party and banquet rooms for birthday parties and corporate events, a concession stand, and more. Scene75 is known for having the best parties and private events and we look forward to earning that title in Cleveland as well! We are the best place to host your event because we help you to customize your party exactly the way YOU want it! We offer a variety of different packages for each occasion and then you have the option to pick which of our awesome attractions that you want in your party!

2nd Annual Merry Mingle on Nov. 30

10/31/2017

A  collaborative social event with AAF-Akron, AMA, NEO, NSME, NEOCC, and PRSA, this second annual holiday charity networking event benefits YEPAW (Youth Excellence Performing Arts Workshop).  $10 cover charge. There will be a cash bar, food stations, themed basket silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle.  6:00 p.m. YEPAW performance; 7:30 p.m. Raffle winners announced.  YEPAW uses the arts to engage middle and high school urban youth in activities that provide positive options for developing their talents, skills, and self-esteem.

Arthur J Gallagher Releases 2017 National Benefits Survey Results

10/4/2017

Staying on top of benefits and human resource changes takes endurance. When climbing an ever steeper competitive slope, employers need the latest information on how to negotiate unsteady terrain such as new regulations, demographic shifts, and technology disruptions in revenue and profit models. Gallagher’s 2017 Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey provides data and insights that help steadily guide you along the path to peak performance.

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More Member News & Events

All Chamber Business Networking Event at Infiniti of Akron on September 21

8/30/2017

Join us for an evening of networking and business connections including the Greater Akron Chamber, the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and more!  Bring your business cards and your appetite!  The delicious cuisine will be provided by Akron’s own Ken Stewarts Grill, and wine tasting will be provided by Gervasi Vineyards.

Akron Area YMCA Labor of Love Race on September 4

8/28/2017

Whether you're a weekend warrior, a would-be marathon master, a 5K connoisseur or a walking wonder, we've got you covered.  1M, 5K and 10K Race on Labor Day Monday, September 4 at 8 a.m. T-shirts and Medals to finishers -- who support a great cause. Get the details: yakronruns.org
 

Made in Ohio Preview Party on September 1

8/28/2017

Chamber Members receive 50% off tickets with the code CHAMBER. New this year we are kicking off the Made in Ohio Festival weekend with a Preview Night!  Join us at Hale Farm at dusk - Tickets Include: Local beer and wine, appetizers, an exclusive opportunity to shop prior to the show opening and Hale Craft demonstrations. Tickets $50 per person, Use code CHAMBER and receive a 50% discount. Purchase advance tickets at www.halefarm.org or call (330) 666-3711 x 1708. 
 

Geek to Chic Ribbon Cutting on September 1 and Grand Opening on September 2

8/28/2017

Geek to Chic and One of a Kind Pets both support second chances, so we're teaming up! 
Bring in an item from One of A Kind Pets 'wishlist' and receive an additional 15% off our already fantastic grand opening specials!  See the OOAK wishlist here.

The ribbon cutting will be this Friday, Sept 1st at 4:00 p.m. Then join us for our Grand Opening Party on Saturday, September 2 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.! This event will include: -merchandise discounts -door prizes -open auction -complimentary appetizers, beverages and wine.

Summa Health Volunteer Opportunities

8/28/2017

There are many volunteer opportunities at Summa Health to gain exposure to many different department from Emergency Department to HR and everything in between. We offer shadowing and internship opportunities as well. If you are interested in gaining more information in becoming a volunteer with Summa Health, please call (330) 375-3790.

Sleep Number Labor Day sale

8/22/2017

The best time to get a better night's sleep is now through Labor Day! Sleep Number is offering their Labor Day limited edition bed at 50% off!! Stop by their Montrose location (Across from Jared, 3891G Medina Rd., Akron, OH 44333) or call (330) 668-9132 for more information.

Playhouse Square Corporate Exclusive Online CEO Season Starts Now!

8/22/2017

Get Ready to Experience. Every. Moment. The biggest pre-sale of the year has begun! Enjoy exclusive access and special discounts to Playhouse Square's most in-demand shows-- including our 2017-2018 KeyBank Broadway Series and Huntington Featured Performances! Now is the time to secure your tickets to Wicked, Rent, STOMP and more!

NEOVETS, Inc.- Free to Attend Veterans Ideation Session on August 25

8/18/2017

This is a NEOVETS College Collaboration program. Attracting veterans, military spouses, and current employees to explore education programs leading to work in industrial safety, environmental health and safety technology, and microelectronic mechanical systems. 

The NEW Center Hosts Sales Academy on September 21 & October 19

8/18/2017

You're invited to attend the SALES ACADEMY from sales representative to trusted advisor!
 
Proven sales trainers Hal Becker and Marvin Montgomery have designed two hands-on workshops for sales professionals and sales managers. Using years of experience as salespeople, sales team leaders, and sales coaches, they have designed full-day experiences that will give you the strategies and tools you need to excel.  Each session is jam packed with the most current sales techniques, age old proven methodologies that work no matter what business you are in, and naturally intense common-sense sales concepts that anyone can put into action.  These sessions are designed for all levels of sales professionals from the novice to the very experienced.  Sales managers and leaders are also encouraged to attend.
 
Session One Follow-Up Session
September 21, 2017 October 19, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The NEW Center The NEW Center

$259 for Members of COSE/GCP or a Collaborating Chamber of Commerce 
$359 for Nonmembers
The price of registration includes both sessions.

Akron Walk to End Alzheimer's on October 1

8/9/2017

Alzheimer's disease is the nation's sixth leading cause of death, destroying our families, our finances, and our future.  Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.  For more information, visit als.org/walk or call Stephanie Mueller at [email protected] or (330) 650-0552.

Skye Forney Scholarship Foundation, Inc. Presents Beyond Vision Conference on September 9

8/7/2017

Our Beyond Vision Program allocates visual aid equipment to blind and low vision individuals. Our Beyond Vision Conference held annually in the month of September recognizes the outstanding achievement of adults and youth within the state of Ohio. Awards are also allocated to the most selfless social worker within seven community agencies.
 
Our Beyond Vision Conference features speaker Pastor Donald N. Mayes, Jr., and guest gospel recording artist, J-West, Texas.

Call (234) 738-0797 or e-mail [email protected].

NEOVETS Holds Golf Outing and Steak Dinner on August 18

8/7/2017

Looking for golf foursomes and corporate sponsors! Register here:  For more sponsorship information, contact [email protected] today!  Contact Gunnery Sergeant Bryan A. McGown, [email protected], U.S. Marine Corps, Retired, and Chairman of the Board for NEOVETS, for more information about how NEOVETS supports area businesses and the military community simultaneously as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization!

Understanding Federal Certifications Seminar on August 17

8/7/2017

SBA and ODOT representatives will introduce certifications and programs for small, women and disadvantaged businesses to assist you in finding opportunities with federal government agencies and the Ohio Department of Transportation.
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
  • 8(a) Business Development Program
  • HUBZone Contracting Program
  • Small Business Enterprise
  • Small Disadvantaged Business
  • Veteran and Service-Disabled Business
  • Women-Owned Small Business
Seating is limited, please register below.  For further information, contact Lisa Washington at [email protected] or (419) 373-4461.
 

Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities Announces Applications for Joseph L. Ruby Scholarship are Now Open

8/7/2017

Each year, Direction Home Akron Canton offers at least one scholarship stipend of $5,000 or more to one college student studying in the field of gerontology, social work, health and human services, nursing, or a related social services field to assist students in covering the costs of academic expenses. The Joseph L. Ruby Student Scholarship recognizes students with a vested interest in the long-term care of older adults and persons with disabilities.

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